Venerable Melchior-Marie-Joseph de Marion-Brésillac

Venerable Melchior-Marie-Joseph de Marion-BrésillacProfile

Member of La Société des Missions Etrangères. Ordained a priest on 22 December 1838. Pro-Vicar Apostolic of Coimbatore, India and Titular Bishop of Prusa on 6 May 1845. His status was changed to the Vicar Apostolic of Coimbatore of 3 April 1850; he retired on 18 March 1855. Founded the Society of African Missions in 1856. Vicar Apostolic of Sierra Leone on 13 April 1858 where he served the rest of his life.



  • 25 June 1859 in Freetown, Sierra Leone of natural causes


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  • “Venerable Melchior-Marie-Joseph de Marion-Brésillac“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 January 2021. Web. 19 April 2021. <>